Lyrics to
Night Owl

Released by Carly Simon in 1972
From the Album: No Secrets |

This version of Night Owl was released by Carly Simon in 1972.

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Now a fish kinda likes the water
And that’s just where he wants to be
And a monkey kinda digs bananas
So he lives in the top of a tree
But my eyes are made for darkness
So the nightime is right for me
‘Cause I’m a night owl honey, sleep all day long
I’m a night owl honey, sleep all day long

Most folks they like the daytime
‘Cause they like to see the shining sun
They’re up in the mornin’
Off and a runnin’ till they’re too tired for havin’ fun
But when the sun goes down
And the bright lights shine
My daytime has just begun
‘Cause I’m a night owl honey, sleep all day long
I’m a nightowl honey, sleep all day long

Won’t you turn out them bright lights baby
They’re just about to drive me blind
Oh won’t you draw then curtains for me papa
Watch and you’ll see my love light shine

Now there are two sides to this great big world
And one of them is always night
If you can take care of business in the sunshine baby
I guess you’re gonna be alright
But don’t come looking for me to lend you a hand
My eyes just can’t stand the light
‘Cause I’m a night owl honey, sleep all day long
‘Cause I’m a night owl honey, sleep all day long

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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Night Owl. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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About Lyrics and Night Owl by Carly Simon

The lyrics for Night Owl are made up of the words, verses and background chorus for the popular 1972 song by Carly Simon. Like a lot of songs, the lyrics to Night Owl have both direct meanings and metaphorical context hidden within the song's words. All of the meanings are only truly known by the creators of the lyrics for Night Owl - Carly Simon and any of the writers who worked with them on the song.

If you have an interest in the structure of words and phrases, you can dissect the lyrics to Night Owl by Carly Simon in multiple ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Night Owl" means the words set to the music of Night Owl, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Night Owl and the lyrics to Night Owl are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Night Owl, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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